The meeting was planned well before the summit and carefully thought through. A few days before the G20, Antony Blinken named the main topics for dialogue with Wang Yi. On July 9, after the summit of foreign ministers of 20 countries in Bali, the first meeting of the leaders of the 2 largest states since October 2021 took place.
"In a relationship as complex and important as the relationship between the United States and China, there is much to talk about," Antony Blinken. The secretary also added that he was looking forward to a "productive and constructive conversation."
Wang Yi, for his part, added that Xi Jinping, president of China, believes in "mutual respect" and cooperation between the world's 2 largest economies.
"China and the United States are two large countries, so it is necessary that these two countries maintain normal exchanges. At the same time, we need to work together to keep this relationship moving along the right path," Wang Yi.